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Elizabeth Close on Our Mob

Contemporary artist, Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara woman Elizabeth Close speaks about the role that the Our Mob exhibition of art by South Australian Aboriginal artists has played in her now very busy arts career. She first got involved with Our Mob very early in her career and has an exciting new work on display this year.

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Working together to bring them home

After years of uncertainty and loss, the Kaurna community were able to lay some of their old people to rest on their traditional lands in an emotional ceremony in late July.

Kaurna leaders went to Canberra to collect around 800 ancestral remains, some of which had been stored in London’s Natural History Museum and brought them home to be buried.

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RMMAC monitoring environment projects

River Murray Mallee Aboriginal Corporation (RMMAC) community members are undertaking cultural heritage monitoring at two significant infrastructure projects in the Riverland.

Trained cultural heritage officers have been involved with the Riverine Recovery Project (RRP) and the South Australian Riverland Floodplains Integrated Infrastructure Program (SARFIIP).

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​ SA communities ask for control of country

A state parliamentary committee has recognised a ‘widespread desire’ from Aboriginal communities to have greater control over their land, including the Aboriginal Lands Trust returning land to community control. While the committee recognised the desire for change, it also stated that “there still needs to be a level of protection so the land is not put at risk”.

It has recommended an independent inquiry into Aboriginal land ownership across the state.

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Keith Thomas on Native Title in SA

​With most native title claims in SA likely to be resolved within the next few years, the CEO of SA Native Title Services Keith Thomas discusses how native title supports traditional owners to advance their own goals for their community and country.

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Jeffrey Newchurch on Reburial

On this program we speak to Kaurna Elder Jeffrey Newchurch on the return of eleven Kaurna old people from overseas to be reburied on their country.

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Rikki Milera-Wilson on getting active

On this show, meet Rikki Milera-Wilson, marathon runner and an inspiring young woman who wants to create opportunities for people in her community to reap the benefits of an active lifestyle.
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Hearing Indigenous voices in museums and galleries

​A new report prepared by Indigenous lawyer Terri Janke lays out a detailed plan for Australia’s museums to better engage with Indigenous people.

The report First Peoples: A Roadmap for enhancing Indigenous Engagement in Museums and Galleries "addresses representation and re-imagining that so that there’s more truth telling and more Indigenous voices in museums and galleries” Ms Janke told Aboriginal Way.

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Learning language on country

Recently two language camps were held near Kati Thanda (Lake Eyre) with over 100 Arabana people speaking language and hearing about the traditional names of the places and stories from Elders. It's all a part of a successful revitalisation program for the Arabana language. Listen here:

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Dylan Clarke on Treaty in Victoria

On Aboriginal Way radio this week, we hear from Dylan Clarke, Chairperson of the Barengi Gadjin Land Council in Victoria. He provides some insight into treaty advancement and the need for constitutional recognition. Listen here:

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Native Title Management Training in Adelaide

The National Native Title Council (NNTC) has announced that Native Title Operations & Management Training for people involved in Aboriginal Corporations will be available in Adelaide from September 16 – 20.

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Nukunu native title determination

This week the Federal Court recognised that the Nukunu people are native title holders over a large area of South Australia around the city of Port Pirie. On the program we hear from the emotional Federal Court determination hearing which was held in the small town of Port Germein on the coast at the top of the Spencer Gulf.

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SANTS acknowledges that the land on which our office is based is the traditional lands for the Kaurna people and we respect their spiritual and cultural relationship with their country.
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